[Haskell-cafe] Hackage 2 maintainership

Jeremy Shaw jeremy at n-heptane.com
Tue Feb 14 00:58:11 CET 2012


I am willing to assist with any Happstack related technical problems or
questions that arise in trying to get this deployed.

- jeremy

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 5:44 PM, Ben Gamari <bgamari.foss at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey all,
> Those of you who follow the Haskell subreddit no doubt saw today's post
> regarding the status of Hackage 2. As has been said many times in the
> past, the primary blocker at this point to the adoption of Hackage 2
> appears to be the lack of an administrator.
> It seems to me this is a poor reason for this effort to be held
> up. Having taken a bit of time to consider, I would be willing to put in
> some effort to get things moving and would be willing to maintain the
> haskell.org Hackage 2.0 instance going forward if necessary.
> I currently have a running installation on my personal machine and
> things seem to be working as they should. On the whole, installation was
> quite trivial, so it seems likely that the project is indeed at a point
> where it can take real use (although a "logout" option in the web
> interface would make testing a bit easier).
> That being said, it would in my opinion be silly to proceed without
> fixing the Hackage trac. It was taken down earlier this year due to
> spamming[1] and it seems the recovery project has been orphaned. I would
> be willing to help with this effort, but it seems like the someone more
> familiar with the haskel.org infrastructure might be better equipped to
> handle the situation.
> It seems that this process will go something like this,
>  1) Bring Hackage trac back from the dead
>  2) Bring up a Hackage 2 instance along-side the existing
>     hackage.haskell.org
>  3) Enlist testers
>  4) Let things simmer for a few weeks/months ensuring nothing explodes
>  5) After it's agreed that things are stable, eventually swap the
>     Hackage 1 and 2 instances
> This will surely be a non-trivial process but I would be willing to move
> things forward.
> Cheers,
> - Ben
> [1] http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/cabal-devel/2012-January/008427.html
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